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Audiovox Previews Remote-Start System

10/12/2010 09:56:16 AM Eastern
Dallas - In addition to its official announcements made at Knowledgefest over the weekend, Audiovox is also previewing a smartphone app and remote-start module at the show.

Knowledgefest is being held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center from Oct. 10-12 is hosted by the Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA).

Industry sources told TWICE the Carlink system is a direct plug-in installation for more than 90 percent of the Prestige-, Code Alarm- and Pursuit-brand products, or any system with Audiovox's Telematics Data Port feature.

Sources believe the features of the Carlink system include lock, unlock, remote start, car find, alarm trigger, control trunk release and sliding-door control. It also is said to be able to be hard wired to any competitor's alarm or remote-start system with limited functionality.

Suggested retail is expected to be $249, which will include the first year of service, and the second year of service will be $29.99.

At launch, which is expected Nov. 1, the Carlink system will reportedly have an app for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones. Website access will also be available.
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